Cranberry Broccoli Salad Recipe
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Cranberry Broccoli Salad Recipe

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Since our home state is a top producer of cranberries, I've nicknamed this tasty recipe "Wisconsin Salad." It features sweetened dried cranberries, which our family produces from the fresh crop we harvest every fall. —Cheryl Urban, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled cooked Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 284 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 322mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the broccoli, onion, cranberries and bacon. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, cream and sugar until smooth. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Broccoli Salad in Country Woman November/December 2005, p24

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PageRD User ID: 5881442 267846
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2017

"This dish is perfection. I took it to a potluck at work and it was devoured. Broccoli isn't one my favorite vegetables but I really love this dish. It's easy and delicious, my favorite combination."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 62164
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"Very easy and very good! Made it for Thanksgiving... nice change from the other more 'heavy' dishes. I used red onions and bacon bits."

dverzic User ID: 762717 137929
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"This was good, but a bit too sweet. Next time i might tweek it and use less sugar and maybe add some vinegar for tang."

dverzic User ID: 762717 135499
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"Very good, but just a tad sweet for me so I might cut back on the sugar. Would definitely make again though since it was tasty and easy!"

TressaC User ID: 6492317 207574
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"I double this recupe for church potlucks. I never have even a spoonful to bring home."

KissyBrat User ID: 6550899 85471
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"Excellant. I make a very similar salad that is always a hit. Eliminate the bacon (though it pains me to say that, as I love bacon), and add a cup of strawberry slices. Can use cranberries or dried cherries, depending on cost and availability. Very tasty, and with all the green and red it's festive for a holiday buffet."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 153669
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"This has been a family favorite for many years now! As other reviewers said, there seem to be an infinite number of ways of adapting the recipe. In the summer, I like to add diced turkey or chicken or ham, & sunflower seeds to it to make it a main-dish salad on hot days."

Juansmom User ID: 4627977 207573
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"A version of this recipe is in my regular potluck rotation. I also replace the half and half with a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to taste, and add 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese. YUMM! What could be tastier that\n broccoli, bacon and cheddar? This salad is best eaten the same day, because it is dressed, but we have eaten any leftovers the next day on hot baked potatoes. I lovethis recipe because it lends itself to so many flavor combos and substitutions...Shredded carrot, raisins, sunflower seeds, onions, cauliflower, what have you! It is also a nice way to use up broccoli stems (mu families favorite!). Enjoy playing with this recipe!"

ancylouie User ID: 3819489 153668
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"Only added cauliflowerettes and sunflower seeds to the original. YUM!"

carolup User ID: 5629338 85469
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"My husband's family insists I bring this to every holiday. I, however, use a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar instead of the half&half and add course ground pepper to the dressing. I, generally, just mix the sugar, mayo and vinegar to taste and then transport it separately to toss just before serving. I also chop the onion into a small dice."

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